On Thursday, February 6th, Miami-area rescue crews responded to a violent
multiple vehicle accident scene involving three motorcycles. The traffic
accident took place at SW 100 Street and Krome Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade
County during the afternoon hours.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said a total of six motorcyclists had
been taken by ambulance to area hospitals. Investigators explained the
motorcycles had been heading southbound on Krome when they crashed into
an oncoming van pulling a utility trailer. The driver of the van claimed
that he first attempted to brake in order avoid a rear-end collision with
the car directly in front of him, but was unable to stop in time and he
swerved to the left. As he steered away from the first potential collision,
he crashed into the three motorcycles approaching from the opposite direction,
each of them carrying two riders.
One of the bikes caught fire and burst into flames. Of the patients transported,
four were categorized as trauma alert patients, according to Miami-Dade
Fire Rescue. Two of the accident victims were taken to Jackson Memorial
Ryder Trauma Center and two more were taken Kendall Regional Medical Center.
A local area news helicopter flew over the crash scene, capturing footage
of one badly burned motorcycle and at least two more motorcycles that
were damaged and lying on their sides. No further information was provided.
The present condition of the motorcyclists is unknown and police did not
specify whether any citations were issued in connection with the accident.